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Easy Chicken Divan Recipe

This Easy Chicken Divan recipe is made with turkey, broccoli, pasta and cheese combined to make this simplified version of a classic main dish and one of my family’s favorites.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti (broken into thirds)
  • 2 tablespoons real butter (not margarine)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups roasted chicken (or turkey), bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli – broken into small florets
  • (Steamed to firm- tender – do not overcook)
  • ½ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in 1 tablespoon butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter a 9″ X 13″ baking dish or a 2-quart casserole baking dish.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain well.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy sauce pan.
  5. Stir in the flour and cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly (about 2 minute).
  6. Whisk in the chicken broth and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 minutes).
  7. Boil for 1 minute and then, remove from the heat.
  8. Stir in 1½ cups shredded cheese and milk – continue to stir until cheese is melted.
  9. Combine the spaghetti, turkey, broccoli, mushrooms and cheese mixture – stir gently to combine.
  10. Pour into the prepared baking dish and top with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.
  12. Serve with chilled fresh fruit salad and warm, buttered French bread.

Servings: 6


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